Art From the Abyss
French, Timothy Paul
This document is written in support of the thesis exhibition, Art from the Abyss, which represents and supports the idea of art-making as a catharsis. Through these works, negative emotions are identified, named, and given an image. Frightening emotional issues become visual caricatures, placed within a non-threatening context, where they can be understood. Understanding creates tolerance, and lessens fear and distrust. The metaphorical abyss is not just a repository for potential evil, but an important source of positive, creative energy.
French, Timothy Paul. (January 2011). Art From the Abyss (Master's Thesis, East Carolina University). Retrieved from the Scholarship. (http://hdl.handle.net/10342/3581.)
French, Timothy Paul. Art From the Abyss. Master's Thesis. East Carolina University, January 2011. The Scholarship. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/3581. February 16, 2019.
French, Timothy Paul, “Art From the Abyss” (Master's Thesis., East Carolina University, January 2011).
French, Timothy Paul. Art From the Abyss [Master's Thesis]. Greenville, NC: East Carolina University; January 2011.
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